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Car blaze at Sierra Meadows apartments | Fire blotter

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 6:27pm
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The following information was reported by the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Jan. 17

Aid call: 9:38 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics treated an unresponsive man who was struggling to breathe and then transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

Jan. 18

Aid call: 7:34 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters treated a woman who had fallen and injured herself, and a private ambulance scooted her off to MAMC.

Jan. 19

Aid call: 4:36 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a woman who was complaining of abdominal pain, and a private ambulance motored her to MAMC for continued care.

Jan. 20

Aid call: 7:51 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters helped a woman who was complaining of imminent birth to deliver her child, and King County Medics transported both of them to Valley Medical Center for evaluation.

Jan. 21

Car fire: 2:44 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters who’d been dispatched to Sierra Meadows apartments for a car fire found the vehicle fully involved in flames with a second car parked next to it. Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames, but the fire continued because of the gasoline that was pouring out of the vehicle. Firefighters applied foam and a few dry chemical extinguishers to get the fire to go out. A VRFA fire investigator was requested. The cause is still under investigation. Fire damage was limited to the two vehicles.

Commercial vehicle fire: 5:35 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters arrived at a semi-truck with tires aflame and fire impinging on the cargo container. They quickly extinguished the fire around the tire and tractor area while cooling the cargo container. Firefighters eventually got into the container and found that some of the products inside had caught fire, too. Firefighters were able to extinguish the interior fire and turn the vehicle back over to its owner. The Washington State Patrol helped firefighters with traffic control and arranging a tow truck.

Jan. 22

CPR: 8:18 a.m. (Algona). Firefighters were treating to a woman who was complaining of a fainting episode when she suddenly lost consciousness. Firefighters, King County Medic One paramedics, and Tri-Med Ambulance EMTs performed CPR, and paramedics whisked her off to MAMC with assistance from firefighters.

Jan. 23

CPR in progress: 4 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to an unconscious man sitting in a car in a grocery store parking lot. On arrival, the man was not breathing, but had a pulse. Auburn police arrived first and administered Narcan. The man’s friend admitted that he had overdosed on heroin. Firefighters used a bag valve mask to ventilate the man until he was conscious, and he refused further help. The man was left in the care of his friend.

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